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DIY Blanket Crate

Americana Decor® Texture™

DIY Blanket Crate
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DIY Blanket Crate

designed by Crimson Duvall

Give blanket storage some style with Americana Decor® Texture™.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Texture™

  • Deep Bronze (Metallic) (ADTX107)

DecoArt® Suede

  • Light Fern (DSU06)
  • Olive (DSU07)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • pencil
  • painter's tape
  • large wooden crate
  • palette knife
  • flat brushes
  • cardstock (white)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Gather the materials.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the inner edges of the crate with Light Fern.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Continue to paint the outside of the crate with Light Fern in a crosshatch motion.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the inside of the crate with Olive. Allow to dry. Add a second coat for complete coverage.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Trace the oval shape of the crate handle onto a sheet of cardstock.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cut out the oval shape and use to trace the shape onto the front and back of the crate.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Stagger the shapes, alternating the number of ovals on each board.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For the sides, tape off the middle section.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Spread Deep Bronze (Metallic) with a palette knife into the oval shapes.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Continue adding texture to all of the ovals.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Let the Deep Bronze (Metallic) dry slightly and lightly swipe over the surface with a wet palette knife to smooth down the peaks of paint.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Paint Olive around each oval shape. Allow to dry and add a second coat.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Add Deep Bronze (Metallic) to the crate sides.
    Step 12 Example
  14. After smoothing down peaks with a wet palette knife, take off the painter's tape while the paint is still wet to get a clean line.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Place more painter's tape on each side of texture paint.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Paint Olive on either side of the texture paint. Remove the painter's tape while the paint is still wet for a clean line.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Touch up the paint in any areas to finish.
    Step 16 Example
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